20 days in Tel Aviv, Tiberias & Jerusalem Itinerary

20 days in Tel Aviv, Tiberias & Jerusalem Itinerary

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20 days in Tel Aviv, Tiberias & Jerusalem Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  29​h
1
Tel Aviv
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tiberias
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Jerusalem
— 10 nights
bus + Fly:  30​h
End: Auckland

3
nights
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv ©
Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Take a break from Tel Aviv with a short trip to Caesarea National Park in Caesarea, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, admire the masterpieces at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, take a leisurely stroll along Old Tel Aviv Port Area, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tayelet.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tel Aviv online day trip planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Tel Aviv is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Israel Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Tel Aviv when traveling from Auckland in December, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tiberias.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Caesarea National Park
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Jaffa Old City ©
Jaffa Old City
Walking tours
Neve Tzedek ©
Neve Tzedek

4
nights
Tiberias

Tiberias ©
On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tiberias: Acre (Akko Old Town & Citadel of Acre), Nazareth (The Church of the Annunciation & Nazareth Village) and The Baha'i Gardens (in Haifa). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Sea of Galilee, explore the ancient world of Magdala, explore the striking landscape at Tabgha, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Beatitude Monastery.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tiberias trip planner.

Drive from Tel Aviv to Tiberias in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tiberias can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Tiberias

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Capernaum, Nazareth, Acre, Magdala, The Baha'i Gardens
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Sea of Galilee ©
Sea of Galilee
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
The Church of the Annunciation ©
The Church of the Annunciation

10
nights
Jerusalem

Jerusalem ©
Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park (in Kiryat Gat), Masada Fortress (in Arad) and Tel Aviv (Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, & more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, explore the world behind art at Israel Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the ancient world of Western Wall.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a bus from Tiberias to Jerusalem in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Jerusalem can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Dead Sea Region, Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Masada Fortress, Avdat National Park
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Israel Museum ©
Israel Museum
Walking tours

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